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## What is the maximum degree of slope?

If one looks at red numbers on the chart specifying grade, one can see the quirkiness of using the grade to specify slope; the numbers go from 0 for flat, to 100% at 45 degrees, to infinity as it approaches vertical.

## What is the cross slope of rolling terrain?

The area of country having cross slope varying from 10% to 25% is known as rolling terrain.

**What is the maximum grade for a road?**

In the United States, maximum grade for Federally funded highways is specified in a design table based on terrain and design speeds, with up to 6% generally allowed in mountainous areas and hilly urban areas with exceptions for up to 7% grades on mountainous roads with speed limits below 60 mph (95 km/h).

**What is the maximum gradient of ramp road?**

In relation to the length of the ramp, for short distances—up to 1.5 meters—the slope should be less than 12%. For distances of up to 3 meters it must be less than 10%, and for distances of up to 9 meters, it should be less than 8%, always taking the above considerations regarding height into account.

### What is the maximum gradient A road can be?

It is the maximum gradient within which the designer attempts to design the vertical profile of a road. It is also known as design gradient. As per IRC, the recommended value of ruling gradient for plain or rolling terrain is 1 in 30 or 3.3 %.

### What is the maximum slope on a US Highway?

US federal interstate systems have a maximum of seven percent (7%) gradient (slope) due to usage by long-haul trucks which will often be loaded near their maximum weight. The maximum gradient of local roads is usually restricted by local ordinance and will be on the order of 12% to 15% slope.

**What is the maximum cross slope for a two lane road?**

The cross slope for two lane roadways for usual conditions is 2 percent and should not be less than 1.0 percent. Shoulders should be sloped sufficiently to drain surface water but not to the extent that safety concerns are created for vehicular use.

**How much cross slope should be adequate for proper drainage?**

Pavement cross slope should be adequate to provide proper drainage. Cross slope normally should be as shown in Table 5-1 where there are flush shoulders adjacent to the traveled way. Surface Type Range in Cross Slope (%) Local Roads

#### What are the effects of cross slope on driving?

• Steeper cross slopes are noticeable in steering, increase the tendency for vehicles to drift to the low side of the roadway, and increase the susceptibility of vehicles to slide to the side on icy or wet pavements.